|Height||watch diameter 54mm|
A Fine Freesprung English Deck Watch by Daniel Buckney
The plain silver case made by Fred Thoms (probably London’s finest watch case maker) and stamped 30786, the white enamel dial with Ministry of Defence arrow and signed, Daniel Buckney with offset seconds at VI. The gilt, three quarter plate fusee movement with freesprung English lever escapement, having a split bi-metallic temperature compensated balance with gold timing screws, the top plate signed, Daniel Buckney MAKER TO THE ADMIRALTY, 5 King’s Square London, also stamped and numbered, 30786, together with its original three tier mahogany deck box with lock and bone roundel to top signed, Danl. Buckney HW 30786.
Watch Diameter: 54 mm.
Daniel Buckney was a brother of Thomas Buckney who in 1871 constructed the Sidereal Standard Clock for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Daniel was apprenticed to David Keys and started as a watch and chronomater maker in Southampton Row, later moving to King’s Square where he worked for twenty-six years. He took a keen interest in horological matters, especially on the educational side. He was elected to the Council of the British Horological Institute in 1884 and was Vice-President from 1883-1903 and was also on the Court of the Clockmakers’ Company. Laterly he was Managing Director of Messrs. E. Dent and Co. and was awarded diplomas of honour and prize medals for his watches in London and Melbourne, being elected a Fellow of the Society in 1904.
|Clock maker:||Daniel Buckney|
|Height:||watch diameter 54mm|